Chair: Prof. Faith Gibson

Steering Group Members: Sarah Cohen-Gogo, Monica Cypriano, Amita Trehan, Adedayo Joseph, Eman Al-Shamsi, Giselle Saulnier-Sholler


The SIOP Women Leaders in Paediatric Oncology (WLPO) Network aims to promote female leadership in paediatric oncology and camaraderie among female professionals in global health through public events, role modelling and networking opportunities. The Network aims to contribute to building the next generation of talented female professionals in paediatric oncology. Through various online/in-person activities, the Network will strengthen bonds among female members of the Society, enable SIOP members to support each other and celebrate female leadership in paediatric oncology.

COMING SOON: Dr. Maja Jovanović

Please join us for this session to learn about how to lead with confidence! October 12, 2023 @ 1.30pm EST at the SIOP Annual Congress, Ottawa

Dr. Maja Jovanović (Canada) is a sociologist, author and TEDx speaker. She’s also a confidence-builder and apology-hater. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2014 (focusing on the sociology of women’s health), with no clear career in mind, until she attended an academic conference that completely changed the trajectory of her research, her career, and her life. At that conference, she witnessed women at the pinnacle of their career deflecting praise (we call that feminine modesty) and over-apologizing for mundane issues. She immediately became obsessed with apologies. She wrote her first book Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing… and other career mistakes women make in 2015, the 2nd edition came out in 2017 along with the accompanying WORKBOOK. The audiobook came out in 2018 which is a best-of compilation for both the book, the workbook and her TV appearances.

2023 Almanac of Women Leaders in Paediatric Oncology

Click here to download and read the full 2023 Almanac of Women Leaders.

Alternatively, you can browse specific profiles below by clicking on the leader.

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